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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair


Unfair dismissal qualifying period may increase to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2010

The Government is contemplating increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years


No way back after premature dismissal letter
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

In the vast majority of cases it should be obvious whether an employee has been dismissed or resigned


Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?


Tax treatment of post-P45 termination payments
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2011

As the law currently stands, if an employer makes a termination payment to an employee after the P45 has been issued, and the payment is taxable (in whole or in part), it is required to deduct tax at basic rate only


What’s coming into force in April 2011?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

A number of employment law changes will be taking place in April 2011


New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2011:The adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will increase by 15p from £5


Employment review
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2011

It looks increasingly unlikely that the "dual discrimination" provisions set out in the Equality Act 2010 will be coming into force this April


Government publishes its Equality Strategy including plans on positive action and gender pay reporting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2010

The Government has published 'The Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain', setting out its new approach to equality


EAT examines obligation to consider “bumping”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2010

With many employers continuing to review staffing levels a recent EAT decision highlights the importance of knowing your pooling from your bumping when making staff redundant